New Michigan Motorcycle Helmet Law

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New Michigan Motorcycle Helmet Law

#1 Unread post by themotorcyclelawyer » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:31 pm

Whether you’re a Michigan motorcyclist or just riding through the state it’s important to know the specifics on the new Michigan Helmet Law passed in April.

The new law lessens helmet restrictions allowing motorcycle operators to ride without a helmet provided they meet the following criteria:
• 21 years of age or older, AND
• Have at least $20,000 of first-party medical benefits insurance coverage, AND
• Either have had a motorcycle endorsement for more than two years OR earn a motorcycle endorsement by passing an accredited or certified motorcycle safety course.

A passenger on a motorcycle may ride helmet-less under the new law if:

• The passenger is at least 21 years of age, AND
• Covered for at least $20,000 of first-party medical insurance benefits (either by the operator’s cycle insurance or their own).

So, if you were to ride with a passenger, you may need an additional $20,000 of this medical coverage in addition to the $20,000 you require as the operator.

For more information on Michigan’s helmet law visit:

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Re: New Michigan Motorcycle Helmet Law

#2 Unread post by ceemes » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:14 pm

USD20K is bugger all, it would barely scratch the surface of most medical bills that would occur from going down without a helmet on, even a half helmet.
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Re: New Michigan Motorcycle Helmet Law

#3 Unread post by jmillheiser » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:51 pm

Dont expect much enforcement. I don't think most police are going to bother pulling over every helmetless biker they see to check their insurance coverage.

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Re: New Michigan Motorcycle Helmet Law

#4 Unread post by storysunfolding » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:31 pm

Does the insurance have to be on the bike policy or can health insurance cover the gap?
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